This beautiful boy is Opie, a 10-month-old kitten who was having some serious tummy troubles. Opie’s mom noticed that her spunky kitty wasn’t feeling so great. He suddenly started having diarrhea so bad that he couldn't make it to the litter box. His mom was so scared that Opie may have Distemper, so she took him to the vet immediately.
While they were at the vet, Opie was tested for distemper, feline leukemia, and heart worm; and thankfully everything came back negative! It likely means that Opie got into something he wasn't supposed to, or may have picked up some kitty germs that upset his belly. Poor Opie was given some Subcutaneous (SQ) fluids, which means he was given some fluids into some space under the skin so they can be absorbed into the blood and body slowly, as well as some medication to help his belly settle down.
Opie’s visit to the vet was an unexpected bill for his mom, who has been without work for quite a while. She was recently offered a new job, but is far behind on some other bills. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation to help with Opie’s emergency vet visit, and we were happy to help.
Fur Kids Foundation was recently awarded a $3,500 grant from the Banfield Foundation® to be used to help the Gillette, Wyoming charity with their emergency veterinary assistance program. This funding helped the Foundation grant money to help Opie’s family with the vet visit. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!